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Jay PerkinsYreka Fire Safety3 hrs ·  For some emergencies, we are not going to evacuate our homes. Sometimes, even for wildfires, there is a chance that escape is not safe or probable. Are you ready to shelter in place? In the attached graphic, you will see things to consider if you find yourself on foot, in a vehicle or if you find yourself at home and you need to seek shelter from a looming disaster.The California Department of Public Health has additional considerations for sheltering in place. Take a look: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/EPO/Pages/BP_Individuals-and-Families_When-and-How-to-Shelter-in-Place.aspx
Please get yourself and your family ready for an emergency. Have a fire safe week.
The “Go” brochure: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/wp-content/uploads/calfire_go_brochure_LINOweb.pdf

En Español: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/wp-content/uploads/calfire_go_es_brochure_LINOweb.pdf

For other Disaster and Emergency Information:211 Disaster/Emergency Info: https://211norcal.org/siskiyou/COVID-19: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/publichealth/page/coronavirus-covid-19-what-siskiyou-county-residents-need-know

Topic: Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County Meeting
05:00 PM second Wednesday of each month Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9286388026…

Meeting ID: 928 638 8026
Password: 237425

Giselle Nova
Coordinator
Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County
530-926-2089

Meeting:https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9286388026?pwd=WC9EeTRvS2ZlcGVsOTRnNFhTNnhkZz09

When it is time to evacuate your home because of a looming emergency, being prepared can remove a significant amount of stress. You will know what to do, you will know where to go, you will know how to get there, you will have the things you need to live for a while and, above all, you will know how to keep yourself and your family safe. You can even know how to help your neighbor! Too many disasters in other parts of the State have had less than positive results. Please don’t let that happen to you.

Do you live with someone that will require more time or special attention? Way too often, seniors, people living with disabilities, those that struggle with understanding English, and other vulnerable populations are the people with the most difficult time evacuating during a disaster. Please visit the site immediately below a host of considerations for vulnerable citizens and things that can be done ahead of time and at the time of an evacuation.
https://www.ready.gov/disability

Please get yourself and your family ready for an emergency. Have a firesafe week.

Evacuation Plan Checklist: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/…/pre-evacuation-preparat…/
Emergency Supply Kit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/…/ge…/emergency-supply-kit/

The “Go” brochure: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/…/calfire_go_brochure_LINO…
En Español: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/…/calfire_go_es_brochure_L…

For other Disaster and Emergency Information:
211 Disaster/Emergency Info: https://211norcal.org/siskiyou/
COVID-19: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/…/coronavirus-covid-19-what-s…

For more info please call Giselle Nova, Coordinator 926-2089

Meeting ID: 928 638 8026 Password: 237425

Meetings are audio recorded for accuracy of information.

Major changes in Fire Safety regulations are coming our way. For details, visit here: Plumas News

Water Survey shows May 1st levels for our region to only be 3% of normal. Drought and fire risk levels are elevated.

Fire season is coming. There are steps we can take now to get ourselves and our community ready. We will be posting information weekly with thoughts and ideas on what you can do to prepare yourself. For further information:

Wildfire Preparedness: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/

Disaster/Emergency Info: https://211norcal.org/siskiyou/

COVID-19: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/publichealth/page/coronavirus-covid-19-what-siskiyou-county-residents-need-know

Welcome to the Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County!

Klamathon Fire July 2018. Photo by Pat Titus
Klamathon Fire, Hornbrook.  July 2018. Photo by Pat Titus

 

A Fire Safe Council is a coalition of public and private sector organizations that share a common, vested interest in wildfire prevention and loss mitigation. Councils are dedicated to saving lives and reducing fire losses by making their communities fire safe.

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National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
June 21 – 27, 2020


National Lightning Safety Awareness week was started in 2001 to call attention to this underrated killer. Since then, U.S. lightning fatalities have dropped from about 55 per year to less than 30. This reduction in fatalities is largely due to greater awareness of the lightning danger, and people seeking safety when thunderstorms threaten. During National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, we encourage you to learn more about lightning and lightning safety.

Here are some topics and links to help you become more informed during the week.

Sunday: An Introduction to Lightning and Lightning Safety

Monday: The Science of Lightning and Thunder

Tuesday: Lightning Safety Outdoors

Wednesday: Lightning Safety Indoors

Thursday: Lightning Safety and Sports Activities

Friday: Medical Effects on Lightning Victims

Saturday: Protecting Your Home from Lightning

Lightning Safety Awareness Week Infographic – 20 Years of Saving Lives